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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Famous Afghan Girl


  1. Sharbat Gula, an Afghan lady was photographed by the famous journalist Steve McCurry.
  2. Gula was living as a refugee in Pakistan, during the time of the war when she was photographed.
  3. This image was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Gula was then around 12 years old.
  4. The team relocated Gula, then around the age of 30, in a remote region of Afghanistan in the year 2002.
  5. She had married and returned to Afghanistan from the refugee camp in 1992. She had never seen her famous portrait before it was shown to her in January 2003.
  6. She is now living with her husband and three daughters. 
Medium: Pencil color
Info Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Girl

26 comments:

  1. I remember the picture....eyes are hunting. Great sketch.

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  2. I remember the pic...eyes are haunting. Great sketch.

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  3. yaa.its one of the best pictures ..ever clicked in the world!
    those eyes says a lot!
    I like the sketch you made!its close!

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  4. Nice one.. would you make a portrait of me?? :P

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  5. That's a remarkable portrait.

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  6. hii HW

    thanks a ton !

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  7. hii Alka

    thanks!

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  8. hii Harman

    yes right!
    thanks a lot!

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  9. hii Shrikant

    thanks!
    yes, sure!

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  10. hii Birdy

    thanks a lot!!
    :)

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  11. Very nice sketch.. I remember that picture - very haunting!

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  12. hii Meera

    thanks a lot!!!

    :D

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  13. hii sm

    thanks a ton!!!

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  14. Amazing sketch! This is so beautiful! Congratulations! You are really talented.

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  15. hii Roberta

    thanks a ton!

    keep coning :)

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  16. Great !!!1
    You inspire me to draw!! but my kid is tearing all the horrible drawings, saying NO NO
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    Have written a poem!!
    do read!!

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  17. hii Bhupesh!

    thats so nice to see u again after a long tym!

    thanks a ton!!

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  18. On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

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  19. hii Anonymous

    thanks! yes right :)

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  20. Good Job! I vividly remember her... in fact all of us do ... you have captured the haunting quality and that green colour well ! Nice Ankita :)

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    1. Hi Kokila

      Thanks a lot! I am so glad that you liked this sketch :D

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    1. Hi panaecea

      Thanks a ton!! :D

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